We see many types of injuries relating to cycling, from neck/shoulder and lower back to foot injuries. We mainly see injuries that relate to overuse rather than trauma, but that follows the normal trend in sports injuries particularly in long distance events.
As more and more people are cycling, we see an array of injuries and therefore get asked more frequently about set-up of bikes and injury prevention in cycling. We can offer you this
advice and information here at the clinic.
Your health depends on a properly functioning nervous system. Chiropractic is a science, art and philosophy, which concerns itself with the relationship between the nervous system/spinal column and the function of the body´s organs, tissues and cells.
A fitness assessment which can measure the areas in which you may need to improve for the season ahead. Our assessment covers: lung capacity, arm strength, leg strength, torso strength and flexibility. Compare your results at the start of your training regime and pre-competition season.
Our fitness expert, Emer McLeavey can also advise on nutrition and develop a personalized program of exercises which can improve areas such as core strength, or create
additional leg strength for the bike.
Besides the bike, proper cycling shoes are the most important piece of cycling equipment. Cycling shoes must be very stable in order to efficiently transfer power from your feet to the pedals. Biomechanics, the study of forces on the body, plays a crucial role in efficient, satisfying cycling and by enhancing the biomechanics of the foot, you can improve the mechanical functions of related body parts.
For an evaluation of how your feet might be affecting your
cycling, make an appointment to have a foot scan.
With our new Massage Therapist, Fiona Connolly.
This treatment breaks up lactic acid and relaxes
tired, overworked muscles, complimenting your
cycling training regime.